they say that between 2007 and 2012, zambia sugar made pre-tax profits of $123 million. over the period, the firm is claimed to have avoided paying $17 million in corporation tax. that is enough to pay for the school and 40,000 children every year. the parent company, based in london, has strongly denied doing anything illegal or immoral, and distressing how it helped zambia's economy. zambia sugar says between 2008 and 2012 capital allowances-they are used by governments around the world and nothing to do with tax avoidance. they invested around $240 million in zambian operations, creating jobs for 5000 people. action aid says that is not the whole story. they sent 1/3 of their pre-tax profits to tax havens, including a island in the netherlands.